Summary

Coloured printed invitation to an evening reception held at the Exhibition Building, Melbourne, on the evening of 9 May 1901 at which the Duke and Duchess of York & Cornwall were in attendance. The design was produced by Sydney-based father and son artists, Julian and Howard Ashton, whose names appear in the lower right corner of the design.

Physical Description

Coloured printed invitation to an evening reception held at the Exhibition Building, Melbourne. The two women represent Britannia on the left, holding an oval shield emblazoned with the Union Jack, and Victoria on the right, holding a shield of the colony of Victoria; a blue cross against a white background and five stars representing the Southern Cross constellation. Oak-leaf foliate tendrils frame the design, while the British coat of arms depicting a lion and a unicorn is centered along the lower margin.

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